Concerto in G Major: A Story

As the war ends and she comes down from the mountains of Slovakia, a Jewish girl discovers that she can still be “moved by something other than the mere struggle for existence.”

Dolna Tizina, Zilinsky, Slovakia. pstmn/Flickr.

Dolna Tizina, Zilinsky, Slovakia. pstmn/Flickr.

Introduction: This story was included in a collection of my parents’ fiction titled Píseň pro Den smíření (“Song for the Day of Atonement”), published in Prague in 1971 and almost immediately confiscated by the Czech Communist government.

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